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East Asian Book Workshop

In the Spring of 2013, The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University started the Korean Book Workshop. Each semester, students read and discussed current works by Koreanists and then spoke with the authors through online videoconferencing. Starting in Fall 2014, the Korean Book Workshop expanded to become the East Asian Book Workshop, adding topics related to the whole of East Asia. For more information about the workshop, please contact

Fall 2015 East Asian Book Workshop Flyer


Associate Professor Chenyang Li - Philosophy Programme, Nanyang Technological University
November 19, 2014
Subject: Professor Li's book The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony

Associate Professor Paola Iovene - East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
November 7, 2014
Subject: Professor Iovene's book Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Presidential Teaching Professor E. Taylor Atkins - History, Northern Illinois University (click to view edited interview)
October 2, 2014
Subject: Professor Atkins's book Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945

Associate Professor Theodore Q. Hughes - East Asian Languages & Cultures, Columbia University
April 4, 2014
Subject: Professor Hughes's book Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom's Frontier

Associate Professor Sean Kim - History & Anthropology, University of Central Missouri (click to view edited interview)
March 26, 2014
Subject: Two articles on Protestant Christianity in Korea

Associate Professor Hyunjoon Park - Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
March 12, 2014
Subject: Professor Park's book Re-Evaluating Education in Japan and Korea: Demystifying stereotypes

Professor Nancy Abelmann - Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

November 18, 2013
Subject: Two articles about developing social structures among Korean university students

Professor Namhee Lee - Modern Korean History, UCLA
October 25, 2013
Subject: Professor Lee’s book The Making of Minjung

Associate Professor Joseph Sung-Yul Park - English, National University of Singapore
September 25, 2013

Subject: Two recent articles by Professor Park about English and neoliberalism in the context of Korea’s social transformations.

Prof. Hyaeweol Choi - Korean Studies, Australia National University
April 11, 2013            
Subject: Chapters 1, 3 and 5 from Prof. Choi’s book Gender and Mission Encounters in Korea: New Women, Old Ways

Dr. John (Song Pae) Cho (click to view edited interview)
March 17, 2013
Subject: Chapters 4, 5 and 6 from Dr. Cho's upcoming book about South Korean gay men, the Internet and sexual citizenship.

Prof. Michael Robinson - Korean, Transnational Studies, Indiana University
February 12, 2013
Subject: Prof. Robinson’s book Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Korea (then in the process of revision for e-book release)